Diana Martínez-Montes

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Research interests: 

20th century U.S. history, empire and immigration, urban history, carceral studies, undocumented studies


Diana (she/ her) is a History PhD student and Graduate Fellow at the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. She writes about the history of mass immigrant incarceration and migrant protest in the postwar New York metro area. She also curates The Bushwick Archive, a Brooklyn-based digital community archive that documents testimonies of urban displacement and migrant place-making in her home city.

Prior to pursuing a PhD, she worked in the crimmigration legal field where she advocated for incarcerated and immigrant New Yorkers in post-conviction proceedings. Diana graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in History and Spanish from Swarthmore College. She welcomes questions from first-generation and undocumented students about the History PhD program at Yale.